Sheriff: 2 dead in murder-suicide at Ward County bar

May 17, 2019 GMT

RYDER, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northern North Dakota.

Ward County sheriff’s officials say the incident started about 10 p.m. Thursday inside the Ryder Star Bar in Ryder. Authorities say 32-year-old Thomas Huston, of Makoti, entered the bar and confronted 49-year-old Danial Peterson, also of Makoti. After a short physical confrontation, Huston started to walk toward the bar door before circling around and shooting Peterson with a handgun.

Sheriff’s officials say Huston left the bar and shot himself outside of his vehicle. Both men were found dead at the scene.


Authorities are continuing to investigate the shootings and say there are no additional suspects.